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I have been window shopping some car haulers (enclosed and open) and it looks like brand new ones go for anywhere from 1500 to infiniti

So I go on E-bay and try to look for used ones, and GOD! even the used ones are more expensive than the new ones. Also, there doesn't seem to be much depreciation over the years. What gives?
 

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trailers are like semi trucks, they dont depreciate very much because their usefulness doesnt wear out unless they are improperly maintained.
our fsae team has a 35' gooseneck and the only maintenance it ever needs are wheel bearings or light bulbs.
 

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ive been looking at the same thing. its some crap. are you doing a contained trailer or just a flat trailer to haul the car on?
 

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Deal are out there. Just keep patient and something will pop up. As for depreciation, it just really don't happen. Like the op said, most maintenance is bearings and light bulbs. They aren't very hard to maintain. I looked for a long time before I finally got one. You just have to know what you want and hang tough till you run across something. But don't wait on one too long, as they tend to sell pretty fast
 

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Check other car forums and craigslist.
The most important thing to consider before getting one is your towing vehicle.
 

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Check other car forums and craigslist.
The most important thing to consider before getting one is your towing vehicle.
I know I got that figured out :shades:. Its a V10 TDI.:evillaugh:





Its not a 1/2 ton or anything, but it can handle 7700 lbs and 770lbs tongue weight. But yeah, I am keeping that in mind.
 

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ive been looking at the same thing. its some crap. are you doing a contained trailer or just a flat trailer to haul the car on?
I am looking for an enclosed one. Anything below 25' length and that satisfies the tongue weight rating will help. I am also a member on clubtouareg. Touaregs can tow upto that dimension.
 

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I think you might have a tough time pulling that size trailer with that. Most people that want 20" and above suggust a 3/4 ton truck. Especially since you have plenty of hills in VA. It may techincically be able to pull it, but it's going to be a struggle.

Also, you are going to be pushing the towing limit. 3500 lb evo + 3000+ trailer + gear.
 

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I think you might have a tough time pulling that size trailer with that. Most people that want 20" and above suggust a 3/4 ton truck. Especially since you have plenty of hills in VA. It may techincically be able to pull it, but it's going to be a struggle.

Also, you are going to be pushing the towing limit. 3500 lb evo + 3000+ trailer + gear.
With the V10 Diesel, its not really a big deal. Check out on clubtouareg.com, many have done it and lived to tell the tale :D.

Besides, lets not make this thread about towing vehicle. If anybody sees a good deal on an enclosed trailer, let me know.
 

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Wow V10 Diesel, I didn’t know VW made that. It looks like you are set.

-Not to get off topic (just trying to help) I will not tow a lot more than the towing capacity, I am sure that thing will pull it…the issue will be braking/ panic stop, and you can get in trouble (insurance) if towing over the vehicle limit and getting into an accident.
 

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Wow V10 Diesel, I didn’t know VW made that. It looks like you are set.

-Not to get off topic (just trying to help) I will not tow a lot more than the towing capacity, I am sure that thing will pull it…the issue will be braking/ panic stop, and you can get in trouble (insurance) if towing over the vehicle limit and getting into an accident.
I hear you. I have no plans on exceeding any limits by even a gram. Safety above everything else! As for brakes, it has 6 piston front and 4 piston rear brembos. My pads and rotors are new as well. The trailer, whichever one I end up getting will have its own brakes as well.

BTW, VW does not sell the V10 in the US anymore. 2008 was the final year they sold it in the US. Mine is an 06 with all options (auto levelling 4-corner air suspension, low range gearing, full time 4WD, lockable center and rear diff, tow package, EVERYTHING)
 

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I tow with my EVO !!!
sweet! unfortunately my car is going to be un-registered next year, so towing with it is not an option.
 
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